Saturday, March 17, 2012

The Wood of the Cross



There is no wood better to kindle the fire of holy love than the wood of the cross, which Christ used for his own sacrifice of boundless charity.  ~~Saint Ignatius of Loyola!!

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Thanks be to God!!!!

Cathy


Thursday, March 8, 2012

Freedom

Let this presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. ~~Saint Therese of Lisieux~~

It occurred to me when I read this quote that those who have never felt the real presence cannot possess "the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. "  They are sorely lacking in happiness and joy.  I think sometimes that people think that freedom comes from legislators and earthly lawgivers.  In fact the only laws that count are those given on high by our creator. 

Instead of seeing their position as an awesome responsibility, they choose to be tied to an ego that suggests that they are greater than the whole.  In fact, they are only earthly keepers of the trust established by the Father at creation.  I am beginning to see that the story The Devil and Daniel Webster could be more truth than fiction.  And if we continue to let government officials limit our religious freedoms in so many ways then they will have taken away our most essential freedom.  The one the Founding Fathers chose to make NUMBER ONE!  I'd say there is something in that.  Wouldn't you?

So let us pray with Saint Therese that  "[the] presence will settle into [their] bones"and the Holy Spirit will truly be present and the only Guide to aid in the legislation of the freedom of life.

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Thanks be to God!!!

Cathy 

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Victory of the Cross


Saint Meinrad Arch Abbey

No one, however weak, is denied a share in the victory of the cross.  No one is beyond the help of the prayer of Christ.  His prayer brought benefit to the multitude that raged against him.  How much more does it bring to those who turn to him in repentance. ~~ Saint Leo the Great

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I take consolation in the love of God and His forgiveness.  
Thanks be to God!!!

Cathy

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Saturday, March 3, 2012

The Only Way to Heaven



Let us take courage, my very dear Sisters; the Cross, it is true, awaits us at every turn, but it is the way to heaven. 
~~Saint Mother Theodore Guerin~~

Tomorrow on CNN there will be a documentary about the canonization of Mother Theodore.  Please watch.  It promises to be most enlightening.  It airs at 8:00 p.m.

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Thanks be to God!

Cathy


Thursday, March 1, 2012

Reflection of the Day



Reflection of the Day

How precious the gift of the cross, how splendid to contemplate!  In the cross there is not mingling of good and evil, as in the tree of paradise:  It is wholly beautiful to behold and good to taste.  The fruit of this tree is not death, not darkness, but light.  This tree does not cast us out of paradise but opens the way for our return.   ~~Saint Theodore the Studite~~

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Thanks be to God!

Cathy